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Do Birds Have Thumbs?


PARIS - It is the kind of question that keeps biologists up at night: from an evolutionary standpoint, is the innermost digit of a bird's three-pronged wing more like a thumb or an index finger? READ MORE

Sep 06, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Plastic Surgeries for Pets on the Rise


Plastic surgery isn't just for humans anymore. Take Neuticles, for instance. Since 1995 over 250,000 pets worldwide have been "Neuticled," a procedure where bean-shaped silicone implants are placed in the scrotum of neutered dogs. Dog owners choose this procedure for a variety... READ MORE

Aug 29, 2011 / 1 comments

 

Planet is Home to 8.7 Million Species, New Study Says


WASHINGTON - Some 8.7 million different species exist on Earth, though a tiny amount of those have actually been discovered and catalogued, researchers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Aug 24, 2011 / 0 comments

 

How Skippy Got His Hop: Kangaroo Genome is Sequenced


PARIS - An international team of researchers on Friday said they had sequenced the first genome of a kangaroo, a project aimed at pinpointing the genes that give the marsupial its remarkable abilities to hop and smell. READ MORE

Aug 19, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Chimps Like to Help Others, Study Finds


WASHINGTON - Female chimpanzees like to spontaneously help others rather than act selfishly, suggesting altruism may not be a uniquely human trait, U.S. researchers said on Monday. READ MORE

Aug 09, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Few Replicas as First Cloned Cat Nears 10


COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Nearly 10 years after scientists cloned the first cat, predictions of a vast commercial market for the "resurrection" of beloved pets through cloning have fallen flat. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2011 / 0 comments

 

U.S. Study Questions if Pets Make Owners Healthier


WASHINGTON - Pet owners have long been encouraged to think that they are happier, healthier and live longer than people without pets, but a new U.S. study claims they might be barking up the wrong tree. READ MORE

Aug 04, 2011 / 0 comments

 

FDA Approves Urinary Drug for Dogs


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the approval of Incurin (estriol), the first drug in the United States ever approved for administration in treating hormone-responsive urinary incontinence in dogs. READ MORE

Aug 01, 2011 / 0 comments

 

It's Tough at the Top for Alpha Males


WASHINGTON - If you're feeling envious of your boss's paycheck, a study out last Thursday shows that success comes with high stress, possibly as much as faced by those who have to struggle to find a bite to eat. READ MORE

Jul 18, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Animal Euthanizations Sees Sharp Decline Nationwide


In 40 years, the number of euthanized dogs and cats in the U.S. has declined from 20 million to 4 million per year -- an 80 percent drop in unfortunate animals being "put down." For the campaigns of change championed, this is a story of success. READ MORE

Jul 11, 2011 / 2 comments

 

Jaw Design 'Locked In' 400 Million Years Ago


PARIS - The basic design of the animal jaw has remained largely unchanged since it took shape in the depths of the seas some 400 million years ago, according to a study released Wednesday. READ MORE

Jul 07, 2011 / 0 comments

 

The Rise of Generic Drugs for Pets


Five years ago generic drugs for pets made up an estimated 5 percent of animal health products. The numbers have since doubled to about 10 percent. READ MORE

Jul 06, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Japan's Aging Pets Spark Elderly Care Boom


TOKYO - Pets are said to be like their owners, and in fast-aging Japan a generation of graying pooches and tabbies has sparked a boom in elderly care for the four-legged friends. READ MORE

Jun 15, 2011 / 1 comments

 

Led by China, Fish Farms Soaring


WASHINGTON - Nearly half of the fish eaten around the world now comes from farms instead of the wild, with more foresight needed in China and other producers to limit the ecological impact, a study said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jun 14, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Pfizer Will Stop Selling Poultry-Pumping Drug in U.S.


WASHINGTON - The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will voluntarily suspend U.S. sales of a poultry-pumping additive after studies showed it can leave traces of arsenic in chicken livers, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. READ MORE

Jun 08, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Pets a Vital Part of the American Family, petMD Study Finds


According to the first annual petMD Pet Owners Survey, the bond U.S. pet owners share with their pets impacts many decisions in their daily lives, well beyond those that are just pet-related. READ MORE

Jun 08, 2011 / 1 comments

 

New MRSA 'Superbug' Found in Cow's Milk


LONDON - An entirely new strain of the drug-resistant MRSA superbug has been found in cow's milk and people in Britain and Denmark, a study published on Friday said. READ MORE

Jun 03, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Noel the Turtle Proves Amputees Survive in Wild


BRISBANE, Australia - Grave fears were held for "Noel" when she was released back into the wild after having a flipper amputated. READ MORE

Jun 03, 2011 / 0 comments

 

BP Oil Spill Partly Blamed for Gulf Dolphin Deaths


MIAMI - The deaths of over 150 dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico so far this year is due in part to the devastating 2010 BP oil spill and the chemical dispersants used to contain it, a report said Thursday. READ MORE

May 27, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Groups Sue U.S. Over Antibiotics in Farm Feed


NEW YORK - A coalition of consumer groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the use of human antibiotics in animal feed, saying it creates dangerous superbugs. READ MORE

May 26, 2011 / 0 comments

 

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